Stunning Hotel Suites You Have to See to Believe
From the peak of a mountain to the tip of a brush, these four openings are pure eye candy. By MERRITT GURLEY.
Published on Nov 14, 2016
BANYAN TREE JIUZHAIGOU, CHINA
The mountain-top location of this retreat in Sichuan's emerald highlands is peppered with waterfalls and limestone terraces, for views that are beyond sublime. Bordering nine Tibetan villages, Jiuzhaigou is also known as "fairyland on earth," and the Jiuzhaigou National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is pure magic. The 209 guest rooms will start at a comfortable 65 square meters and are adorned in the colorful handicraft embroidery of the Qiang, a local ethnic group with roots in Jiuzhaigou that date back some 3,000 years. banyantree.com; doubles from RMB2,300.
Courtesy of Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou, China.
THE JOHNSON, BRISBANE
The property by Australia's design-centric Art Series Hotel Group, The Johnson, Brisbane is named after abstract artist Michael Johnson, whosework brightens the space and inspires the colorful horizontal and vertical bars that line its 87 suites. The building itself was designed by Karl Langer back in 1967 and was once the Queensland Main Roads Department offices. The blend of modern art and architecture, set in Spring Hill by Brisbane's CBD, is a vivid visual treat for design buffs. artserieshotels.com.au/johnson; Studio suite with balcony from A$180.
Courtesy of The Johnson, Brisbane.
Opening in December 2016, the W Goa promises a piece of paradise on the Arabian Sea. The 160 guest rooms, suites, chalets and villas bring the bold turquoise and deep blue hues of tropical living to life, with giant windows ushering in natural light. On Goa's northern shores, the resort is sandwiched between palm trees, dramatic red cliffs and the sea. w-goa.com; doubles from Rs20,394.
Couretsy of W Goa.
NORTH HILL CITY RESORT, CHIANG MAI
It is slow going at this five-star in the countryside of Thailand's laid-back north. From the organic vegetable patch and the farm-to-table cooking class to the outdoor deck, pool and barbecue looking out at Doi Suthep mountain, the 42-room resort is all about losing track of time and getting lost in the warm embrace of the great outdoors. northhillchiangmai.com; mountain-view rooms from Bt3,850.
Courtesy of North Hill City Resort, Chiang Mai.
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